Manchester (AP) – The biggest defeat in Champions League short history will be hard to digest for RB Leipzig. But there is no time to complain.
After returning from Manchester, there is only one training day left for the top match in Gladbach. Next Wednesday, the August semi-finals will be held again in the Red Bull Arena, when Paris Saint-Germain won 3-0 in the final tournament in Lisbon.
“We’ve worked hard and we have to learn from it,” said RB head coach Julian Nagelsmann, who described the 0: 5 at Old Trafford against English record champions United as a “pack”. “It’s hard to find words when you lost 5-0”, said Emil Forsberg from Leipzig, who immediately entered the analysis after the biggest defeat in the premier class: “We got into the game well, the game with the ball. . was good in the first half, but we have to find better solutions in the last third. We didn’t put enough pressure on their defense in the pits either. “
After just one point at home against Chelsea, Manchester turned it on and continued their nearly two decades of dominance against German teams. Mason Greenwood (21st minute), the youngest player on the field at the age of 19, gave the Red Devils the lead for the haunted public, ahead of Marcus Rashford with a three-pack (73./78./90.+2) and Anthony Martial via Penalty (87th) perfected the first home win of the season.
“You can lose a match like that, but then you cannot reach the last three goals without resistance, because that has something to do with respect”, said Nagelsmann. The 15 minutes after the 2-0 win were “the worst in a long time”. Three-time goalscorer Rashford especially praised the “great team performance. We moved very well even without the ball, all the guys from the bench were there today”.